In a fast paced world, it seems almost everyone is pressurised for time. Deadlines, commitments, jobs, bills, expectations- just to keep pace with the life we have can feel like enough to do, let alone embark on a new journey of exploring our potential within.
So why, when everyone is so pressured for time, would we bother to ‘add in’ the practice of Reiki?
I believe I have the answer.
There comes a time in your life, when you sense there is something more. You feel like your current ideas of the world are perhaps not enough, there is more to life than:
eat, sleep, work and repeat
Perhaps you are not happy in your job or your marriage, or perhaps you are experiencing a health condition, or a loved one is. Historically you might have turned to retail therapy, drink, drugs, excessive exercise – except that just feels like it wouldn’t cut it anymore. Or perhaps it never did, you just always knew there was a better way, though you never knew what that was.
This is the beginning. This is when you are beginning to be open to something that is beyond what you can see; something that can only be sensed, felt, intuitively heard. You may notice there are strange synchronicities going on in your life; you might find yourself extra sensitive to the thoughts and feelings of others or you may find yourself frustrated by the lack of support out there.
Reiki is the Universal energy that pervades us all. It’s the energy that everything is made from, from the chair we sit on, to the organs in our bodies to our thoughts, feelings and emotions. It is the energy we create our dreams from, we experience the feelings of love and connection through and we give to others when we comfort, console or celebrate and endorse. We are energetic beings, and Reiki is the word given to the energy that is in and around us all.
So the reason I bother with Reiki is because I wanted to be at one and a friend of the energy that I was surrounded with, rather than victim to a force I was unaware of and had no influence over.
The question inspired me to reach out to my friends, and ask them, what benefits they had got from either training in or experiencing Reiki. Here are some of the answers they gave:
- A greater awareness of my energy and of the energy around me
- To replenish dwindling energy, to balance my energy, to give me calm, to help with certain pains, knees, chest etc
- A course of reiki treatments cured my anxiety which had been causing shortness of breath for months!
- Helps with insomnia not to mention feeling better than a massage!
- Feel so relaxed while either giving Reiki or receiving it and can never give or receive enough it just recharges my batteries
- Better sleep
- Healing of burns and cuts
- Reduces stress
- Reduces pain
- Quicker recovery from illness and injury
- A more holistic perspective on life
- A deeper understanding on the way we are, which helps with staying well and handling the stress of life.
I loved their answers.
I’ve seen people experience dramatic changes as a result of reconnecting to the energy they are made from, whilst for others it is a deepening of their connection to Self -an experience that many describe as deeply relaxing.
So why do I recommend people bother with Reiki? Because you owe it to your Self to put your needs before others. We’re all born with an inbuilt ability to heal, be intuitively driven and life a life full of purpose and passion. Reiki for me has been the vehicle to get there and a source of continuing personal development. Could it be yours?
Reiki Mark Cross, is run and led by Teacher and Master Practitioner, Becci Godfrey. Situated in the beautiful Sussex countryside, people come to let go of their stress, activate their healing abilities within and become the person they were destined to be.